Simon’s frieze ‘Murmuration of Starlings II’ has been selected for the ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015′ exhibition to be held at The Mall Galleries, London between 29 June and 4 July 2015.
In 2014 his stoneware relief, framed in oak ‘The Age of Enlightenment’ was hung at the Embankment Gallery, Somerset House, London in the exhibition of the National Open Art Competition 2014.
In 2014 Simon had two works exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries, London. He had a composition exhibited at the same gallery in the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
In 2012 his stoneware relief ‘Ludlow Races’ was hung at the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London.
Inspiration for his work
Simon is inspired by direct observation of life and environment in rural Shropshire. He works from his studio overlooking Wenlock Edge, a location which inspired the song cycle ‘On Wenlock Edge’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, set to words by A. E. Housman.
Simon’s sculptures are created in gritty stoneware clay. He aims for simplicity and spontaneity in his work, seeking to capture a ‘sketch’ in clay.